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Howard Stern joins America's Got Talent as it moves from LA to New York



File: Radio DJ Howard Stern attends the North Shore Animal League America's 2008 DogCatemy celebrity gala at Capitale on November 6, 2008 in New York City, New York.
File: Radio DJ Howard Stern attends the North Shore Animal League America's 2008 DogCatemy celebrity gala at Capitale on November 6, 2008 in New York City, New York.
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I've never been a big America's Got Talent fan, but I've thought for a while that it would be fun to go to a live taping to gaze upon the spectacle in person. Well, looks like I've missed my window.

NBC has announced that Howard Stern will replace Piers Morgan (CNN talk show host/British dude) as a judge on America's Got Talent. Making it easier for him to judge talent while hosting his satellite radio show, the NBC show is moving from Los Angeles to Stern's home base in New York City.

As someone who watches reality television (hey, stop throwing things), I know there's always feelings of unease and discontent when a show makes a big change like this. However, I'm cautiously optimistic for the following reasons:

Will Stern fare better than Morgan at trying to keep two high-profile gigs going at once? We'll find out next summer on NBC, and likely before that as Stern continues offering his take on his satellite radio show.

(via Laughspin)